They turned on the lights on the Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace tonight. Nathanael Hevelone was there.
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One sandwich shop chain switched over to their Christmas takeaway containers in early November, before the leaves turned!
I used to think "Thanksgiving comes first" was about those silly radio DJs and nothing more. If you didn't want to deal with Christmas too early, just don't turn on the radio and pop in a CD instead. Now, it's becoming insidious.
Target ruining their employees' Thanksgivings by making their "Friday" shift start late Thursday evening. The Faneuil Hall tree. Pretty soon, Thanksgiving will become a marathon of all those Christmas TV specials, and then we can just move forward and celebrate Easter on December 25th, because if Christmas and Easter are great, what's even more great is 365 days of Christmas and Easter!
(We'd save the leap day every four years for non-holiday activities. That seems like a reasonable compromise.)
"Pretty soon, Thanksgiving will become a marathon of all those Christmas TV specials"
The Hallmark Channel has already been doing Christmas movie marathons for the past two weeks.
Just means we can be sick of Christmas well before the holiday even gets here.
I always love the Marketplace Center tree. It's always nice to have the area all lit up after I get out of work. It gets dark so early with daylight savings and I'm a closer, so I go in when it's light out and by the time I'm leaving, it's pitch dark.
Of course the tree (and its lighting) always brings in great sales volume too! ;-)
Christmas carols I can do without. Lights and lighting is very welcome.
and Yuletide decorations are lovely things indeed... but even so, I'd prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decking the halls.
the way downtown used to be. When my Mom would dress us up to go Christmas shopping and we'd pile onto the Blue Line with other families from the neighborhood. It's a real shame and a blight on this city what's happened down there and it makes me sad that kids today don't have what we had back then.
. . . I'm just thankful the tree wasn't up and lit the day after Halloween.